I grew up hooked on my local guy talk station, WJFK. And my favorite show on the platform was the Don and Mike Show. So it was a real treat for me to get a chance to finally sit down with the show's call screener and often on-air personality, Joe Ardinger. Joe (in the first part of a two-part interview) walks us through his radio beginnings and what life is like for those of us that primarily work behind the scenes in the radio environment. As a guy who spent the majority of his time in professional radio screening calls and producing, it was great to hear some stories a guy who has done likewise for over two decades. Click here to listen to the latest episode of Papa's Basement in your browser or here to open and listen in iTunes (you can also use the embedded player below the ad).